The family who lived in the home that was the center of a nine-hour police stand-off say they lost all their belongings.
Samuel Duran, the suspect, gave himself up and was arrested for shooting four law enforcement officers. At least two of them are still in serious condition in the hospital.
The house that Duran occupied belonged to a couple, their young daughter, and the mother of one of the parents. They did not want to identify themselves, but they showed reporters the trashed interior of the house they’ve lived in for five months.
The walls were riddled with what they said were bullet holes. Rooms were ransacked and there was blood on the floor, walls and carpets. Duran had piled up furniture, perhaps to protect against a police assault. There were scorch marks on the kitchen floor and the remnants of what might have been an explosive device, possibly a flash bang grenade. Insurance will make some repairs but clothing, toys and other belongings will have to be thrown away.
The woman spent part of the morning trying to rescue family photos and essential documents.
“I’m horrified that I even have to do this … this is contaminated, I shouldn’t even be doing this,” said the woman.
The family will be staying with relatives, while her friends are planning a fundraiser on Wednesday at the Country Club Saloon in Loomis at 4:45 p.m. Proceeds from dinners and drinks will go to a fund to get the family clothing and other supplies.
Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn said Duran put the family in jeopardy when he went into the house and then allowed the family to leave. At one point the natural gas was turned on.
“We didn’t know if the house was going to blow up or the house next door was going to blow up,” said Hahn.
Hahn said Duran was known to his officers, who have dealt with him for years and arrested him numerous times. He said Duran was willing to go to great lengths to avoid going back to jail on a parole violation, including tying to kill several police officers.